Ubuntu is a very popular OS, that uses the Linux kernel. While it's used mainly on personal computers, its server version has been rising in popularity recently as well. Ubuntu is one of the lightest Linux distributions available and it is compatible with almost any hardware, which makes it a universal OS. It's also very stable and secure and has an at the very least a 5-year support life cycle, so you are able to receive official security and performance updates. Unlike lots of other OS's, Ubuntu is distributed devoid of license fees and you can modify its core, or all of the countless packages it features, in any way you find fit. This will enable you to set up the ideal software environment for your web apps regardless of their specifications. Because of the popularity of the Operating System, Ubuntu has huge developer and user communities, so that you'll always find find plenty of materials on the Internet related to any question or problem that you might have.
Ubuntu in VPS Hosting
With all of our VPS hosting, you'll be able to select the Ubuntu Operating System on the order page. We're aware of the fact that some pieces of software have particular requirements with regard to the OS they are installed on, so you are able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of Ubuntu. Also, you can choose whether your VPS should include the Hepsia Control Panel or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you will have everything you'll need pre-installed - MySQL, e-mail server, FTP, etcetera. software, and you're able to do everything through your online browser, however the root access will be restricted; while in the second case, you will receive Ubuntu and the Apache server software only, so that you will be able to install anything freely because of the full root access that you'll be given, but the server management tasks can be done from a console. Our sysadmins will monitor your VPS and upgrade the Ubuntu setup on a weekly basis when you add the optional Managed Services bundle that we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Web Hosting
Ubuntu is among the Operating System options which you can find on our order page if you want to get one of our dedicated hosting services. We will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, so as to match the system requirements of the apps which you intend to set up on the server. You may also choose the software that will operate on your machine, as we will install only the Apache web server software, so all else can be tailor-made software of your liking. You are able to set up the latter without any problems using a Secure Shell console, since you will get root-level access and you will have full control of the server. You can set up a web hosting Control Panel too and manage some things via a graphical interface, as long as it can work on an Ubuntu-driven machine. To make things easier, we also supply a Managed Services upgrade, which, among other things, contains OS upgrades.